In 2020, state and local tax practitioners have witnessed the emergence of a new trend: the proposed taxation of advertising services and data usage. In this Bottom Line videocast, Charles Capouet and Samantha Trencs discuss:

  • the proposed Maryland tax on gross revenues from digital advertising services
  • potential expansions of the Nebraska and South Dakota

During a hearing held on February 20, 2020, the South Dakota House of Representatives’ Taxation Committee approved an amendment to House Bill 1284, striking the proposed elimination of the sales tax exemption for advertising services. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Finck (Republican), introduced the amendment himself. He clarified that he did not intend to tax

Florida’s proposed tax on peer-to-peer car sharing companies, H.B. 377, cleared its first hurdle and passed the state House Ways and Means Committee on February 11. The bill would require car-sharing companies to collect a 6% sales tax on vehicle leases made through their platforms. Also, under the proposed bill, leases made through the

Missouri lawmakers have proposed H.B. 1957, which would require vendors engaging in business activities in Missouri with gross receipts from in-state sales of tangible personal property totaling $100,000 or more during a 12-month period to collect and remit use tax. The bill would also require marketplace facilitators that reach the economic nexus threshold by

On February 6, 2020, South Dakota Representative Finck introduced House Bill 1284, which would repeal the sales tax exemption for sales of advertising services. The South Dakota sales tax broadly applies to sales of services, unless specifically exempt. The bill has since been referred to the House of Representatives’ Taxation Committee. On Thursday, February

Mississippi law requires “retailers” to collect and remit sales and use tax. In August 2018, the Mississippi DOR issued guidance that remote sellers with in-state sales above $250,000 are retailers required to collect sales and use tax. H.B. 379 would expand the definition of retailer to include persons who facilitate third-party sales with the same